Chinese Arts and Crafts by Jian Hang

Chinese Arts and Crafts

Jian Hang
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  • ISBN
    9780521186551 / 0521186552
  • Title Chinese Arts and Crafts
  • Author Jian Hang
  • Category Oriental Art
    Asian History
    Decorative Arts
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2012
  • Pages 202
  • Publisher
    Cambridge University Press
  • Imprint Cambridge University Press
  • Edition
    3rd
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 157mm x 230mm x 19mm

Annotation

This illustrated introduction discusses the colorful history and development of distinctive Chinese crafts, including ceramics, furniture, clothing and decorative arts.

Publisher Description

Chinese arts and crafts enjoy a unique reputation in the history of material culture and civilisation. For several thousand years, crafts have echoed the rhythm of daily life in China. From rural society to the imperial court, these crafts have served a practical purpose, constantly evolving with changes in lifestyle. In this illustrated introduction Hang Jian and Guo Qiuhui discuss the colorful history and development of distinctive Chinese crafts, including ceramics, furniture, clothing and decorative arts.

Author Biography

Hang Jian is Professor and Deputy Dean of the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University. A graduate of the Central Academy of Arts, Beijing and previously a senior visiting scholar at Cornell University, Hang Jian has published widely on Chinese art, design and aesthetics. Guo Qiuhui completed his doctoral studies at the Department of Art History, Tsinghua University. Currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, he has co-authored various books on Chinese art.

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